Entries tagged with “Animal Wisdom”

10 Ways Pets Improve Mental Health

In their emotionally connected presence, pets can be a powerful ally for optimal mental health.

3 Ways to Celebrate Your Canine Companions

Yes, I’m one of those crazy dog lovers. My husband and I have a household of older and special-needs dogs, all rescued from neglect and abuse.

4 Animal-Inspired Tips for Better Sleep

If you're looking for ways to naturally sleep better at night, where better to look than in nature?

4 Lessons on Forgiveness From a Rescue Dog

Maggie the Wunderdog was shot, attacked, and left for dead, but, thanks to a rescuer, survived, is thriving—and is loving. Here are four lessons on forgiveness rescue dogs like Maggie teach us.

5 Spiritual Lessons We Learn From Cats

Cats are spiritual—or at least they can help us be spiritual. Here are five lessons your spiritual cat wants to teach you.

5 Ways to Bond With Your Pooch

Connect with your dog on a deeper level with these suggestions.

A Playlist For Nervous Cats

Parent to a nervous cat? Body-Mind-Spirit connection isn't just for the humans—help your cat cultivate its inner peace through music.

A Purr for Help: How A Rescued Cat Opened My Heart

Nearly broke and pessimistic about the world, journalist Jane Ganahl heart and mind were opened by one abandoned cat.

A Ritual for Honoring the Loss of a Human or Animal Companion

Rosemary has long signified deep friendship and lasting memories. This ritual for grief, built around rosemary, creates time and space for grieving and allows others to join and share the healing process.

An Animal Rosary

A new way to pray that combines an ancient tool and a modern perspective.

Animal Farm as Written by Gandhi

“Magic happens betweens humans and animals, but there is a special magic with these animals.”

Animal Mystics

How can we live in sacred relationship with the more-than-human world?

Be Squirrely

Giant squirrels, giant lessons? Animal chaplain Sarah Bowen explores what squirrels can show us about mindfulness.

Becoming Moon-imals

What might we gain from considering ourselves in the same way, affected by both our earthly presence and the influence of the moon?

Black Cats: Reclaiming the Sacred Feline

Halloween and the season of black cats is a good time to examine our misplaced beliefs and return our relationship with cats to a sacred sphere.

Book Review: Animal Wisdom

Learning from the spiritual lives of animals.

Book Review: The Song of Increase

Listening to the Wisdom of Honeybees for Kinder Beekeeping and a Better World

Catstrology: What the Stars Can Teach You About Your Feline Friends

Astrology for cats? Finally decode their quirky behavior by getting to know their place on the zodiac.

Delightful and Bear-able Sabbath Practices

Tap into the Sabbath practices of a hibernating bear. Unplug, rest ... and just be.

Do Your Pets Get More Attention Than Your Partner?

When my animals ask for food, I usually stop what I am doing and take care of their needs. All of which causes me to wonder, why? Then I know the answer—gratitude.